“Come to Me”, the official lyrics

When my musician friend Marc Cortens approached me some time in 2010 to talk about an idea he had, I never imagined it would take this direction. We had often met and talked about how important great melodies are, no matter what genre of music you work in.

“Let’s do something with the melodies of Strauss,” he suggested. When it comes to melodies, nobody did it better than Strauss father and son. And which lyricist would not jump at the idea of having Johann Strauss as their co-writer?

To cut a very long story short, here we are in 2020 with the first release of Harry Coseman singing “Come to Me”. You can easily spot it as a re-working of Johann Strauss’ “Wiener Blut/Vienna style” (“Vienna Blood” is a really sloppy translation).

One of the people we approached, Harry Coseman, is one of Belgium’s finest singers, and turned out to be just as excited as we were about the idea.

To avoid falling into copycat mode, we decided to update the arrangement – but also the tone of the whole project. That is why we shot the video one morning on Santa Monica beach. “Why pretend we are somewhere in the 19th century, ” as Coseman put it. “We live in more interesting times.” I’d add that these are timeless melodies anyway.

Stay tuned for more releases over the year 2020.

Come to Me (Wiener Blut)

Come to me, come to me

Like a cloud on the wind on the sea

Come to me, come to me

Like the sun pouring heaven on me

Come to me, come to me

With your hand in my hand we will be

Just as free, you and me

As that cloud on the wind on the sea

The bells are ringing, voices are singing

                Come to me, baby, come to me baby

Friends are coming, all our friends calling

                For the best day, the best in your life

Come to me, come to me

Like a cloud on the wind on the sea

Come to me, come to me

Like the sun pouring heaven on me

Come to me, come to me

With your hand in my hand we will be

Just as free, you and me

As that cloud on the wind on the sea

I dreamt about the way it would be

                The way it should be

                With just you and me

I dreamt about the way it would be

                (when I) gave my heart to you

There was a time, there was a place

                A lonely look upon a face

But that was then, never again

                Now I gave my heart to you

Come to me, come to me

Like a cloud on the wind on the sea

Come to me, come to me

Like the sun pouring heaven on me

Come to me, come to me

With your hand in my hand we will be

Just as free, you and me

As that cloud on the wind on the sea

Find “Come to Me” on:

Amazon UK

Spotify (why not add it to your playlist?)

Apple Music

Deezer